Car hire Muscat: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Muscat

Muscat city centre
Muscat International Airport (MCT): 16 mi from city centre

Car hires in Muscat: practical information

Where to rent a car in Muscat

Oman is a gorgeous country and you’ll definitely want to get out of Muscat and explore its different regions! Once you book your flights to Muscat, take a moment to compare the car hire deals for your trip. The best place to pick up a Muscat rental is at the airport where you’ll find all the usual international brands as well as some local ones.

In the city centre, there are several car hire agencies in the same area as the Ruwi roundabout but also the usual desks in major hotels in Muscat. A valid drivers license from the UK should be enough, but some car hire companies also require an international driving license. Best to ask beforehand.

Driving in Muscat: parking and other tips

Car hires come in all shapes and sizes in Muscat so make sure you get one with air conditioning to batter that constant humidity. Otherwise, 4WD is a wise upgrade if you plane to explore the back roads. Road signs in Muscat can be confusing at first and a GPS system will definitely help you navigate around the city.

Need a safe place to park your rental vehicle overnight? The best place is at your Muscat hotel. It’s best to give your hotel a heads up that you’ll be arriving with a car so they can reserve a place for you in the car park.

Road trips from Muscat: what to do, what to see

Salalah

Salalah

Salalah is the capital city of Oman’s Zufur and Dhofar region and is often called the Sultanate’s “second city.” Historically this city was known for its frankincense trade but today it has a lovely old palace and the Haffa souq is a great place for a spot of shopping.

Dubai

Dubai

The so-called “Disneyland of Arabia” is within easy reach when you hire a car in Muscat. Dubai has it all when it comes to tourist attractions. The city prides itself on having dozens of world’s greatest, largest, biggest this and thats. If you’ve ever wanted to ski in the desert, this is the place to do it.

Bahla

Bahla

This small Omani town is a real oasis. The fort here is an UNESCO World Heritage list and it’s open to the public two days a week on Fridays and Saturdays, so make sure you fit a day trip to this place on the weekend.

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Find a cheap flight to Muscat

outbound: 13-Feb-2019
1 stop (20h40m)
Lufthansa
return: 27-Feb-2019
1 stop (12h40m)
Lufthansa

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